Tāmaki Innovation Campus


TRIBUTE TO EMERITUS PROFESSOR RAYMOND MEYER


Professor Ray Meyer with the first graduates BComm at Tamaki Campus 1995 Professor Ray Meyer with the first Tāmaki BComm graduates, 1995

Professor of Mechanical Engineering 1969 - 1970, 1975 - 1977

Dean of Engineering 1971 - 1974, 1978 - 1991

Foundation Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Tamaki) 1991 - 1997

 

You will be aware that Emeritus Professor Raymond Meyer (ONZM), former Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Tāmaki) and Dean of Engineering passed away on Thursday 5 July 2018.

Professor Meyer’s name will always be associated with the Tāmaki Campus. As founding Assistant Vice-Chancellor he was responsible for the development of the Tāmaki Campus. His enthusiam and commitment were instrumental in implementing the University’s decision to set up and open the campus in order to allow the University to expand student numbers, accommodate additional research facilities and programmes. You can read more about his life and work here.

In June 2004 the Engineering and Science Centre at the Tāmaki Campus was named the Ray Meyer Research Centre in honour of Professor Meyer’s crucial role in the development of the Campus in general and Engineering Faculty in particular.

Professor Meyer will be greatly missed and fondly remembered as a champion for the Tāmaki Campus by the whole Tāmaki community.